Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crayon Resist Valentines


Here is another Valentine's Day card that I made this year. This uses my new stamp set Time Well Spent for the heart, and also a retired hostess set for the "always". This card is all one layer, making it simple and very easy to make. It also uses the Crayon Resist Technique. If you haven't ever tried this technique I encourage you to give it a try. Here are some simple instructions for this:
1. Stamp your image on glossy cardstock, (we used regular whisper white here), with black ink (we used black Staz-On).
2. Color with white crayon where you would like a highlight (white spot) to be. (we colored in the outline of the heart and the flowers).
3. Brayer over the images or use sponges to go over the entire card (we used sponge daubers and Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate ink on ours).
4. Use a tissue or paper towel and rub over your image, the ink won't stay on the crayon areas.
5. Finish your card!
Have fun trying this new technique! Check out Splitcoast Stampers for detailed instructions including pictures, and a gallery full of others projects using this technique:
Happy Stamping!

9 comments:

*Jenni* said...

I have yet to try this technique! I might try today! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise ~ said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial too. Need to give that a try! :)

Stacey said...

Love how your card turned out, this is such a fun technique!

Stampin Mindy said...

Very pretty I've never done this before.

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

You did great with the instructions and the card is really cute!

Beth Fox said...

Really really cute!!! I always get a "wow" with this technique, and it it sooooo easy!!

Tiffany said...

Great card!!! I need to give this technique a try!!

StampwithBernie said...

I really like this card! I have tried different kinds of resist but I'm going to try this crayon resist.
Bernie (SCS)

Robin said...

What a beautiful card!